Oriental - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɔːriˈentl|  American pronunciation of the word oriental
Brit.  |ɔːrɪˈɛnt(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word oriental

adjective

- denoting or characteristic of countries of the Far East

oriental civilization

Examples

the museum had many exhibits of oriental art

a charming Oriental fluidity of manner

these magnificent achievements were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models

enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs

Oriental woman was often a symbol of rampant, animalistic sexuality.

Word forms

noun
singular: oriental
plural: orientals
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